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Linux Magazine: Getting All That's Fit to Print with Linux

Jul 25, 2000, 05:52 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bill McCarty)


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"Linux newbies often complain -- justifiably, in my view -- of the difficulty of configuring a Linux printer. It's cold comfort to the newbie to point out the power and sophistication of Linux's printing system when nothing prints. Printing is one of those things most people would rather never have to know about. But if you've already pointed and clicked, and your printer just doesn't seem to work, this article will help you get the hard copy you need."

"There are actually a few printing systems that work with Linux, but all of the major distributions use the lpd system. It's the one that uses the lpr command. (You'll see lpr in the dialog box if you try to print something from Netscape, for example.)..."

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